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Harald Peeters
Area Manager Africa , Private sector: Rijk Zwaan
Arusha, Tanzania
Tri-lingual INFP versatile GM, MD generalist in horticulture, agri, processing, 30 years experience in Africa: development projects & private sector. Seeking pioneering opportunity on the interface between private/public sector, chain/sales/training/production in horticulture in SE Asia. Currently supporting vegetable seed sales SSA by Digital/Social Media PPP & Chain/business/account development.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Experienced in leading teams in development programs, production (coffee, artemisia, vegetables and vegetable seeds), business development and sales in the challenging environment of African emerging markets. Leading by quietly championing worthwhile causes and focusing primarily on potentialities with rules and regulations as supportive tools. Experienced in working in the complex matrix structure of a hybrid vegetable seed company, in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-disciplinary environment. Independent, creative, authentic and strategic thinker with analytical mind. Has a pragmatic, tolerant, flexible, open and broad-minded style and a warm and common sense approach.
Curious and eager to learn, open for new experiences and cultures.
Skilled in managing teams across cultures and getting things done, Business Development & Business Planning, Agricultural & Horticultural Production processes, Sales & Product Development, bio-waste processing and World History.
Bringing Horticulture in emerging markets up to speed is a daunting task. It includes working on several levels: creating (Horticulture) business enabling environment, transfer of knowledge, capacity building across farmers associations and regulatory bodies alike, constructing infrastructure and creating market access and transparency to name a few. Cooperating, growing the pie and seeking win-win is paramount.
Agricultural Engineer majored in Forestry & Soil sciences from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Affiliations and Achievements:
Executive course 'Program for Leadership Development' IESE, University of Navarra.
Board Member for 6 years of the Tanzania Horticultural Association.
Steering Committee Member of Seeds for the Vegetable Industry of Africa (SEVIA) a partnership with Wageningen University, East West Seed, Dutch Government and Rijk Zwaan.

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Dutch French Swahili German
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